10 December, 2006

Why the army needs helicopters in Afghanistan

Over three months after the shortage of helicopters in Afghanistan was first highlighted by Max Hastings in the Spectator, and after a seemingly endless debate within the Ministry of Defence, the army in Afghanistan is still short of helicopters.

From Camp Bastion in Helmand, Afghanistan, the Times' Peter Almond explains why helicopters are so vital in that theatre.

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